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    How do you eat your dark leafy greens? Slightly cooking is really provide better digestion than raw eating?

    Which one is better in overall?

  • #2
    Raw cruciferous vegetables have glucosinolates which break down during cooking
    My opinions and some justification

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    • #3
      Whichever tastes and settles better--mostly cooked for me:
      lettuce/mesclun = raw
      spinach = steam
      cabbage = sauté
      kale = roast
      collards = soup
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      • #4
        With the exceptions of lettuces and very rarely spinach, I always cook greens. And I have been known to cook lettuce too.
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        • #5
          Boiled - cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower.
          Heated up in microwave - frozen spinach cubes.

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          • #6
            Depends on the greens...

            Kale - both raw and cooked
            Collards - cooked
            Swiss chard -cooked

            Lettuce of most varieties - raw
            Spinach - raw or cooked

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            • #7
              lettuce, cress and arugula i eat raw, but most other greens i prefer cooked, including spinach.
              As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

              – Ernest Hemingway

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              • #8
                Lightly steamed for most, though I prefer leafy stuff raw most of the time.

                M.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mzteaze View Post
                  Depends on the greens...

                  Kale - both raw and cooked
                  Collards - cooked
                  Swiss chard -cooked

                  Lettuce of most varieties - raw
                  Spinach - raw or cooked


                  If you claim you can eat Kale raw or cooked in any way, you are literally a crazy person.

                  one bite of that and i can tell thats not something i should ever put in my body

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by purplegorilla View Post
                    If you claim you can eat Kale raw or cooked in any way, you are literally a crazy person.

                    one bite of that and i can tell thats not something i should ever put in my body
                    Yes, it is an acquired taste but I have grown to love it, cooked or raw.

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                    • #11
                      I prefer them cooked. And I also prefer lettuce and other salad greens added to warm food so that they at least wilt, or I cook them. Nothing is more delicious than stirring rocket or watercress or something like that into soup or stew!

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                      • #12
                        Lol call me crazy then. I eat kale regularly, usually for breakfast. It's great in smoothies too.

                        Baby kale is very tender so I highly recommend that for eating raw.

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                        • #13
                          I don't like the standard curly kale, but I do like other varieties. Always cooked.
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                          • #14
                            Don't care for kale in much anything. In a stew is about as good as it will get though. Otherwise I enjoy baby greens raw as a salad and I like spinach sauteed with a bunch of bacon grease.

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                            • #15
                              Mostly raw,(smoothie)
                              usually consisting of
                              Nettles
                              dandelion leaves
                              chickweed
                              fireweed
                              mint
                              kale
                              spinach
                              Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

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